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Drs. Ira van Keulen

Senior Researcher / Parliamentary Liaison Officer
Ira van Keulen is senior researcher and parliamentary liaison at the Rathenau Instituut.


Ira specializes in digital democracy and evidence informed politics and has been involved before in projects on converging technologies, human enhancement.  As a liaison, Ira is responsible for ensuring that the work of the Rathenau Institute is plugged at the right time, with the right parliamentarians, at the Dutch House of Representatives and the Senate.

Education and career

Ira studied Sociology at the University of Groningen and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In her work, she has always focused on the interaction between technology and society.